Genre/Influences: Experimental, electro-ambient.
Background/Info: Radio Free Clear Light is an American combo I discovered a few years ago now by the album “The Matter”. They’re now back on track unleashing 12 new cuts, which seem to have been inspired by a poem.
Content: The sound of this formation remains pretty experimental and feels a bit like entering a sonic cabaret of noises and rarities like field recordings. The global atmosphere has something dark, but the main characteristic is the endless manipulation of sounds and noises. The tracks features some slow rhythms, but the main specificity is that you get the impression to hear one single, but long during track.
+ + + : Experimental music can be also accessible and that’s what I experienced with the work of this band. It however remains experimental music mixed with ambient influences. This is the kind of work that will appeal for lovers of ‘sounds’ and ‘noises’ properly speaking. It makes me think to music emerging right from a sonic laboratory instead of a usual ‘studio’. I like some of these experiment and especially the vibrating sound treatments at “Interlude 2”.
– – – : This is the kind of sound experiments that will only catch the attention of real ‘purists’. This work sounds less accessible than its predecessor.
Conclusion: I was more impressed by “The Matter” although this new work clearly feels like another chapter dealing with similar influences.
Best songs: “Grandfather”, “Interlude 2”, “Rare Is The Moment”.